Paolo Maldini suggested that the incredibly busy schedule is the reason why Milan are currently suffering an injury crisis.

The Rossoneri are currently missing six players due to injuries, with Simon Kjaer, Davide Calabria, Ante Rebic, Rafael Leao, Pietro Pellegri and Zlatan Ibrahimovic all sidelined.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Milan’s match against Empoli, Maldini discussed the injury crisis, saying ‘we push the players to the maximum, this could be an explanation. In the post lockdown, playing every three days, we had the same players and did the same things.

‘From one year to the next the unforeseeable can happen, but that doesn’t mean we won’t do a thorough analysis of our mistakes.’

Milan have had a variety of serious injuries this season, with players like Olivier Giroud and Samu Castillejo only recently returning after suffering from muscle issues.

One of the reasons that the Rossoneri’s title challenge collapsed last season was due to injuries and so coach Stefano Pioli is hoping to avoid a similar fate this campaign.

Inter’s win over Torino today means that Milan cannot afford to drop points to Empoli this evening if they want to keep up the pressure on Simone Inzaghi’s side. The team have only picked up one point in their last two league outings.

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  1. yeah, we are the only ones who plays that much….-.-

    Our Medicaldepartment is just a laughing stock…sack them all like xavi did ad barcelona

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